Super Bowl 2023: How to protect yourself from sports betting scams

ByJason Knowles and Ann Pistone WLS logo
Saturday, February 11, 2023
How to protect yourself from sports betting scams
Here's how to protect yourself from sports betting scams during the 2023 Super Bowl, according to the Better Business Bureau.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Here's a quick sports betting tip.

Fans may be betting big on the upcoming Super Bowl game, but there is a warning from the Better Business Bureau about sports betting scams.

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You could bet on the wrong website or app, and as soon as you try to cash out on your winnings, you can't withdraw a cent.

Scammers are making fake sites, which steal your money. And, any personal information you shared could then be in the hands of a con-artist.

Here's how to protect yourself:

  • Look for an established, approved service. Look for sporting websites that your area's gaming commission has approved. Research companies on the BBB website.
  • Ignore gambling-related pop-up ads, email spam or text messages.
  • Even when you're on a legitimate sports betting sites, make sure you read the fine print and rules before you hand over your money, so you know the process for collecting your winnings.